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November 3, 2010 10:47:01 AM

Hi Guys,

Will this work:

i.e. will I have any power issues with 420W PSU in a microATX case?


Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 Intel Mainboard - 4x DDR / 5x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / Onboard VGA/DVI/HDMI / LGA 1156

Intel Core i3-550 / 3.20GHz / 4MB Cache / LGA1156

Gigabyte NVIDIA N450OC2-1GI GTS450, 930Mhz, 1G DDR5, 128BIT, DVI, HDMI, PCIE2.0, DX11, ATX

(along with a generic DVD Drive, WD Caviar Blue SATA Hard Drive and
Kingmax DDR3 Long-DIMM 1333MHz 4GB RAM + Elixir DDR3 2GB)


Thanks in advance!

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a c 135 V Motherboard
November 3, 2010 11:50:44 AM

If that's an Apevia "420W" PSU in one of their micro-ATX cases, then it will probably work until you add a discrete graphics card, then the PSU-shaped object will either shut down or melt ( http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... )
OTOH, a 380W Antec Earthwatts would handle that just fine, including a decent GPU like a HD5750.
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November 3, 2010 12:00:37 PM

Thanks, This is the case: Cooler Master Elite 341 - Black microATX Tower Case (420W) not sure about the Power Supply though.
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a c 135 V Motherboard
November 3, 2010 8:58:01 PM

Oh, those older Coolermaster PSUs are also fecal. You don't want to use one of them to power a computer.
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